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Safety Practices During COVID-19

How we are keeping everyone safe during this time

Our Safety Protocols

On behalf of the doctors and staff of Fairlawn Eye Care, we are happy to announce that as of June 1st 2020, we will resume emergency and routine medical eye care. We will be following requirements from the Ministry of Health, and guidance from the College of Optometrists of Ontario, designed to protect the public and ensure we are practicing in the safest way possible.

  1. Daily Pre-Screening of all Personnel at Fairlawn Eye Care
    1. All staff, doctors, patients and approved guests are screened daily for their recent contacts, have their temperature taken and sanitize their hands upon entering the premises.
  2. Personal Protective Equipment for all Staff and Patients
    1. All persons entering the space are required to wear face coverings at all times. Patients are asked to bring their own mask. 
  3. Above-Standard Protocols for Sanitation of Hands and Surfaces
    1. A hand sanitizing station will be available at the office entrance. You will be required to sanitize your hands upon entry
    2. Furniture, surfaces and examination rooms are cleaned and sanitized after every patient.
  4. Social Distancing – While Waiting and Moving Throughout the Space
    1. Patients will be asked to make appointments, rather than come for walk-in care, and will be asked to come at the appointment time (not early or late). This will help ensure the waiting room has the fewest number of people at any one time.
  5. To reduce direct patient to doctor contact time, all patients are encouraged to undergo retinal imaging. For OHIP patients, this is not a covered service. Optical coherence tomography imaging is $60. Fundus imaging will be provided for OHIP patients 19 and under for $20.

None of us know when the pandemic will subside, but until it does, please rest assured that we will continue providing excellent care in a very safe environment.

We look forward to welcoming patients back to Fairlawn Eye Care and continue our mission to provide our patients with the best possible vision.

Dr. Ronald Nhan

What We're Doing to Keep You Safe